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Stumbling on happiness

Author: Daniel Todd Gilbert
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why do patients remember long medical procedures as less painful than short ones? Why do home sellers demand prices they wouldn't dream of paying if they were home buyers? Why does the line at the grocery store always slow down when we join it? In this book, Harvard psychologist Gilbert describes the foibles of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Todd Gilbert
ISBN: 9780007183135 0007183135
OCLC Number: 71346643
Notes: Reprinted with P.S. section of exclusive extras. - Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Winner of Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2007
Description: xvii, 277, 17 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Gilbert.

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In this fascinating and often hilarious work - winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 - pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to  Read more...

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`"Stumbling on Happiness" is an absolutely fantastic book that will shatter your most deeply held convictions about how your own mind works. Ceaselessly entertaining, Gilbert is the perfect guide to Read more...

 
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